CS Research Centers & Institutes

updated: 20.07.2020

General - Research Centers & Labs

The Yandex Initiative for Machine Learning

The Yandex Initiative for Machine Learning will immerse students in computer science’s most cutting-edge field.


The Yandex Initiative for Machine Learning will introduce a cluster of courses within the framework of the BSc Program in Computer Science. Courses will focus on machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision and robotics. Program graduates will be equipped with the expertise to immediately impact the IT sector.  



Check Point Institute for Information Security

Information systems have become a pillar of our lives, both as individuals and as a community. The continued secure operation of these systems is thus paramount for the stability and well being of our global society. Indeed, the need to maintain the security of information is playing a central role in the shaping of our future.


Keeping information systems secure is a complex and multi-faceted task. It involves a range of disciplines including the mathematical foundations of computational hardness, the theory of program analysis, the design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, operating system and network design, computing hardware design, Human interface design, as well as Sociology, Economy, and Law.


The Check Point Institute for Information Security aims to promoting research in all aspects of information and computing security. This includes both inter-disciplinary research and in-depth research in specific disciplines. The institute highlights collaboration between academia and industry, towards comprehensive and effective research.



Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics at TAU was inaugurated in June 2012. The new center builds on the success of the Edmond J. Safra Bioinformatics Program, which operated from 2006 through 2012. Although the Program was originally intended to operate for four years, The Edmond J. Safra Foundation recognized the Program’s special achievements and extended its term. Thanks to another generous donation from the Foundation, the new Center has been established in place of the Program. 


The vision of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics is to preserve and enhance the role of TAU as an international leader in research and education in bioinformatics. To achieve this, the Center strives to bring together all bioinformatics-related research and teaching activities across campus into one multidisciplinary hub of excellence. It aims to secure TAU's future as a leading force in the development of novel drugs and biomedical technologies that will improve human health worldwide.



Blavatnik Fund

The Blavatnik Fund was founded three years ago with the generous contribution of Len Blavatnik. With the opening of the fourth year, the Found continues to support new faculty members, funded by post-doctoral fellowships, doctoral students and graduate students.

The Fund's support enables their impressive achievements in students' academic research by presenting them in leading international journals and conferences.



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